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23 year old Male Egyptian Tortoise

bouaboua

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I might be able to help you with that...
Thank you so much Tom. I may just taking up your offer. Please let me know what I need to do to obtain them?
 

Team Gomberg

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Caught him drinking water... :D

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Seeing animals drink water is one of my favorite things. No joke.

Talking to a gal over the weekend, she told me that her Russian tortoise gets all its water from the lettuce. :( She was shocked to hear that my tortoises don't eat much lettuce rather they primarily eat grass and weeds. But she was open to hearing new information and gladly listened as I shared with her some tips on how to do things better.
 

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I might be able to help you with that...
Do you sell Egyptian torts? How big do they get? How much $? I just started reading about other torts and this species piqued my interest. Is it true they make noise?
 

Sa Ga

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Caught him drinking water... :D

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Seeing animals drink water is one of my favorite things. No joke.

Talking to a gal over the weekend, she told me that her Russian tortoise gets all its water from the lettuce. :( She was shocked to hear that my tortoises don't eat much lettuce rather they primarily eat grass and weeds. But she was open to hearing new information and gladly listened as I shared with her some tips on how to do things better.
I totally agree! Morla almost never drinks but when she does, I have a freaking block party! 🎉🎊🍾🥂🍰
 

Team Gomberg

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King Tut was a hit at the party today. We took 6 different species. The kids all had a great time.

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On the table there are a few vietnamese stick insects, hisser cockroaches, a group of african fat tail geckos & the Egyptian tortoise
Under the table is a hedgehog
and 2 ball pythons.

Here is Tut with the birthday boy
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:)
 

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Team Gomberg

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@Team Gomberg, he's 23? So they're very small little guys? Are they easy to care for or a more "advanced" endeavor?
2nd smallest species in the world!

Well, easy vs advanced relative to what? To me, caring for this tortoise is easy. He has an indoor enclosure with adequate temperature zones and a large outdoor enclosure that will be fully planted once it's finished. I offer him a pile of hand picked greens everyday, sometimes even 2 or 3x a day. I keep him in or move him outside based on the weather. He gets soaked regularly and daily monitored. I think it's pretty easy to do all of that and you might, too.
He doesn't need the strong fencing or space a sulcata would require. He doesn't need the humid conditions a leopard hatchling would require. He doesn't need the protein variety in his diet a redfoot would require. So I'd say yes, he's an easy animal to care for. :tort:

However, if someone isn't interested in doing these things and just wants a pretty pet rock to sit in a tank all day on display in their living room with an occasional handful of lettuce, then I'd say, "This is too advanced, get a stuffed animal instead. " ;)
 

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When do they make their noise? What does it sound like?
I heard it more in the beginning. Rarely now. It kinda sounds like a mourning dove & is said to be their mating call. Maybe I'll hear it again more in spring. That's when my leopard tort views my pink crocs a little differently...Oh la la! Haha
 

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Caught him drinking water... :D

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Seeing animals drink water is one of my favorite things. No joke.

Talking to a gal over the weekend, she told me that her Russian tortoise gets all its water from the lettuce. :( She was shocked to hear that my tortoises don't eat much lettuce rather they primarily eat grass and weeds. But she was open to hearing new information and gladly listened as I shared with her some tips on how to do things better.
Going to need a bigger pool!!! Or a second one that's bigger.
 

Sa Ga

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2nd smallest species in the world!

Well, easy vs advanced relative to what? To me, caring for this tortoise is easy. He has an indoor enclosure with adequate temperature zones and a large outdoor enclosure that will be fully planted once it's finished. I offer him a pile of hand picked greens everyday, sometimes even 2 or 3x a day. I keep him in or move him outside based on the weather. He gets soaked regularly and daily monitored. I think it's pretty easy to do all of that and you might, too.
He doesn't need the strong fencing or space a sulcata would require. He doesn't need the humid conditions a leopard hatchling would require. He doesn't need the protein variety in his diet a redfoot would require. So I'd say yes, he's an easy animal to care for. :tort:

However, if someone isn't interested in doing these things and just wants a pretty pet rock to sit in a tank all day on display in their living room with an occasional handful of lettuce, then I'd say, "This is too advanced, get a stuffed animal instead. " ;)
Yeah, no. None of my beloved pets are low-maintenance babies! I do love taking care of them though! Totally worth it! ❤❤❤❤❤❤
 
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